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...the last year wasn't a complete wash.

Over the last year and a half I've tought myself to play about 20 different world/folk drums, flutes (lots of flutes), and I'm getting pretty decent at playing flamenco music on the guitar:

Made a video tour of the boot and saddle program...

Designed a couple of saddles:

...and you know, up to the general tomfoolery:



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Oct. 5th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)
Last weekend I resewed a button to Charlie's school uniform and felt a sense of accomplishment.
Oct. 5th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)
Most people would have probably tossed it out or donated it to goodwill.
Oct. 5th, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
You Renaissance Man, you!
Oct. 5th, 2012 08:33 am (UTC)
That's exactly what I was going to say!
Oct. 5th, 2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
No...no... just an average guy with interesting hobbies. Besides, I don't qualify for a Renaissance Man title until I can knit more than just scarves. ;)
Oct. 5th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, you knit all kinds of different things. Sweaters. Small animals. Fully operational steam locomotives. They just look like scarves to us mere mortals.
Oct. 5th, 2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
Well, let me know next time you're in the area; I still owe you a knitting lesson. :)

Have you tried knitting in the round yet? The usual progression is from scarves to hats & gloves.
Oct. 5th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
I made the mistake of trying to knit on size 2 dpns with lace weight... it was an exercise in anger management.
Oct. 5th, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
It could have been worse. You could have tried cobweb weight silk/mohair, which is what I did. It was for a scarf, and it made me cry.

I've been lace knitting for two years now and have only just gotten to the point where I'm somewhat comfortable with true lace weight yarn. My advice is to start with something like a hat in worsted, just to familiarize yourself with the techniques involved, then move on to fingerless gloves in sport or sock weight.
Oct. 6th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
That's some serious stuff.
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